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Markets and Cultural Voices: Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters Tyler Cowen

Markets and Cultural Voices: Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters

Tyler Cowen

Published April 13th 2005
ISBN : 9780472068890
Paperback
202 pages
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This intriguing work explores the world of three amate artists. A native tradition, all of their painting is done in Mexico, yet, the finished product is sold almost exclusively to wealthy American art buyers.Cowen examines this cultural interactionMoreThis intriguing work explores the world of three amate artists. A native tradition, all of their painting is done in Mexico, yet, the finished product is sold almost exclusively to wealthy American art buyers.Cowen examines this cultural interaction between Mexico and the United States to see how globalization shapes the lives and the work of the artists and their families. The story of these three artists reveals that this exchange simultaneously creates economic opportunities for the artists, but has detrimental effects on the village.A view of the daily village life of three artists connected to the larger art world, this book should be of particular interest to those in the fields of cultural economics, Latino studies, economic anthropology and globalization.